Team SOWMA runs Falmouth Road Race


Once again we have been awarded 20 bibs

for charity RUNNERS who would like to make strides to help 

educate kids, empower families and end homelessness! 

If you're interested in joining our 2023 team,

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Many thanks to last summer's athletes,





OUR field of runners hit the road to bring EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO

children and youth IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS.






ABBY CARROLL:  Running for me has always kept me in shape and is a great way to relieve stress. The bonus is that running brings me to some pretty cool places! I am running for SOWMA because I am convinced education is the key to success and should be accessible to everyone, despite their current circumstance.

BEVERLY HALLIDAY:  I'm running Falmouth for SOWMA again this year because I believe education is the foundation of every person's success in life. SOWMA provides homeless youth hope throughout their formative years and I want to see the organization continue its success!

JESS CARROLL: Jess is passionate about education and a longtime camp counselor in her hometown of Kingston, Massachusetts. Working with kids K-6 was a rewarding and exciting experience. She feels strongly that all students should have equal opportunity and support. "I make it a priority to immerse myself into organizations that share my values!" 

ROB HOWES: This is Rob's 3rd Falmouth race and says this time feels significantly more special. Rob is an advocate for the homeless population at his school (Boston's James W. Hennigan K-8 School), and met SOWMA when we donated backpacks and school supplies to his students in need. "I am honored to be running for such a wonderful charity whose mission is to Educate Kids, Empower Families and End Homelessness." My goal is to run a sub 6:45 pace for the 7miles and raise at least $1000 for SOWMA!  (SOWMA note:  Rob far surpassed both his performance and fundraising goals!)

SARA SPATOLA & PAIGE TANES:  Sara and Paige are student athletes at Bridgewater Raynham High School. They are running Falmouth because they believe it's a great way to show everyone there are many ways to help kids at risk. "We're getting exercise while helping kids. It’s a win win!" said Sara.

STEPHANIE HADLEY:  I'm running my longest race ever to raise money for School on Wheels of MA! SOWMA is so critical to our community; helping to ensure our most vulnerable students go to school prepared to learn and that they have the stability and resources they need to thrive! I'm also running to say thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers from SOWMA, and all the people - from teachers, to social workers, friends, and neighbors - who come together to help children succeed!

GEN GRASSO: Two facts about myself: I ran the 2019 Boston marathon and spent a year abroad in London. Two sentences about running for SOWMA: It makes me feel good to help kids who need support in school and deserve an equal opportunity to learn; and I grew up with parents who are teachers and it taught me the value of a good education. 

ELLA ISLEIB:  Ella took first place in the women's division at our spring Run, Walk & Wag 5K. She's back to run Falmouth to raise funds and promote the educational needs of peers facing hardship. A rising junior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Ella is running to give kids a brighter future by providing them with the tools and personal support they need to succeed in school.

ERICA ANKSTITUS:  I’m a mother of a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old!  We live in Hudson MA. This is my first time running this race and I’m excited to support this
organization in helping all kids have what they need to get the most out of their education!  

ALICIA CHEVALIER: A mother of 3, Alicia feels fortunate to be able to provide her children with everything they need to succeed in school. She ran our 5K Run, Walk & Wag this spring and wants to bring even more awareness to "this excellent organization and all the great work they do."

NOAH ISLEIB: Noah Isleib is entering his freshman year at Oliver Ames High School in Easton. He is an avid lacrosse player, a golfer and admits he's no stranger to ice cream! He is running for SOWMA to honor kids less fortunate and to give those kids a better education and brighter future!  (SOWMA Update: Although a last-minute injury prevented Noah from running, and despite almost convincing his doctor to let him run, he surpassed his fundraising goal and was with us in spirit!  Glad he's well on the mend!)

DR. ROB HONIG: just celebrated his 40th year as an Internal Medicine physician in Worcester. But his real passion is volunteering for medical missions in Central and South America to help the indigenous people in those areas. He also regularly volunteers at the Worcester Free Health clinic and mentors medical students at UMass Memorial Medical Center. "The mission to assist children who are homeless and keep them focused on school is so important and I'm excited to participate in this effort."

BONNIE RYLE:  I am so excited to run on behalf of an amazing local charity.  As a passionate educator and mental health professional, I am running to support this ESSENTIAL CHARITY. With more than 21,000 homeless students in our schools, SOWMA champions these students and is the unified voice for these incredible kids!


TEAM SOWMA's Jillian Smith Takes The Lead From OUR FRIEND
Ted BRUSCHI at the 2018 Falmouth Road race.


On the Mark for Kids: SOWMA's 2018 Falmouth Runners 

Marty Weiner, Team Leader
Beverly Halliday
Carol Marine
Erin Cappellucci
Jessica Zimmerman
Jillian Smith
Kyle Sousa
Meredith Keach
Olivia Timbone
Steve Smargon
Gayle Arrighi

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